Frome Valley Trail

 Starting at Evershot, the second highest village in Dorset and approximately 5 miles from Beaminster, the route meanders close to the River Frome towards Poole Harbour. 

The 43 mile route passes through Chilfrome, Maiden Newton, Bradford Peverell, Charminster and Dorchester.

Along the way a wealth of wildlife found in and beside the river can be seen.

At present the trail finishes at Dorchester but there are plans to extend the route to Poole Harbour.

 On the ground the trail is signed using an arrowhead disc. This has been designed to reflect the rich archaeological findings dating from the Bronze Age within the river valley.

The walk goes through chalk downland, riverbank, water meadows and woodland fringe. The majority of the walking route follows the River Frome, but there are some sections where diversions are in place when the river is in flood. The majority of the route is on hard surfaced track ways, with the remainder within sunken lanes or on pastoral and arable fields.

Further details – Frome Valley Trail  and Frome Valley Trail 2